A big part of blogging is photography. And a big part of photography is perfect lighting. I have made some really nice pieces – but unless you photograph them well, no one will ever know it… So I started researching how to build a light tent or light box at home. One site I read had… Read More Let There Be Light
My mother is always amazed at the way I “flip between the centuries”, one minute working at a spinning wheel, the next, updating my blog via iPad. What can I say? I’m a digital crafter. That being said, there are some wonderful apps out there if you are also a crafter, and here’s my thoughts… Read More iOS Apps for Crafts
In a way, I feel like this will be an ongoing project, akin to the Great Laundry Project of 2007. Which is still ongoing. Funny thing, laundry, it never seems to end. But I digress. Like the Great Scarf Project of 2009, when, on Thanksgiving Day, I decided to crochet scarves for each person on… Read More Mitten Madness
I started this project as a Marian shrug on size 8 needles, but had to frog it completely and replace it with size 7 to get a better fabric. Sometime after I had finished almost the entire piece I realized that I really did not want a shrug. What I really wanted was a cardigan. So… Read More My First Cardigan
I found a post on Facebook that Chiaogoo Needles (my absolute favourite brand to work with!) was having a contest on Ravelry. Below is what I posted: I bought my first pair of ChiaoGoo specifically for my award winning Wilmington Shawl and immediately raved about them in my project notes. “Also new to this project,… Read More I Won a Chiaogoo Contest!
I am sitting in the mall, in a cluster of four chairs. Three other people are sitting staring at their phones. I am knitting a cardigan. Guess who’s getting weird looks??! It is a sad thing indeed. Share this:
I’ve had this project queued for a long time, waiting for a combination of the perfect yarn (which I found at Maryland Sheep & Wool this year specifically for it) and the bravery to attempt a sweater. This is my first sweater, and I must say I couldn’t have picked a better pattern to work… Read More My First Sweater!
I originally wrote this post for my Ravelry project page – but wanted to share it because (1) it is HILARIOUS and (2) its an excellent example of the kind of “Project Stories” you can expect from me going foward. ~Enjoy Made for Momma, Mother’s Day 2013. So I have a story to tell with… Read More A Tale of Hops & Horror – the tragic tale of a Mother’s Day present gone wrong.